Archive for August, 2008

The best laid plans of mice and men

Saturday, August 23rd, 2008

Earlier I wrote that there was no way I was going to take my brand new Drake out of the hangar without getting it insured, and that was indeed the plan. It would have been the height of foolishness to pilot a brand new ship without having any means ...

The platinum package, please

Saturday, August 23rd, 2008

When buying insurance on a new ship, or renewing insurance on a current ship, it is often advised by many sources to get the platinum package. For a new space cadet advice is always welcome, but often the advice isn't fully explained and you are to take it as ...

The race is on!

Friday, August 22nd, 2008

I need a few million ISK to insure and fit my Drake before trying to complete my first level three mission, which will default to failure within a day. It's lucky there are rats all over the region, as my agent is keen to give me as much work ...

Caracal down

Friday, August 22nd, 2008

My plan to complete my first level three mission before it lapses to a default failure is looking more likely, which is surprising considering that I went back to the deadspace pocket with my Caracal and a plan. It was, in retrospect, a feeble plan, but I thought I ...

Stupid drones

Thursday, August 21st, 2008

You can't keep Kruul down. He just keeps on getting clones revived and can't help but kidnap damsels. It's a good argument for genetics. It's lucky that I worked out he only calls for help from elite mercenaries when directly attacked, relying only on his rather less ...

Corporation hunting

Wednesday, August 20th, 2008

I am thinking more seriously about finding a corporation to join in EVE Online, if only to get out of the insipid default corp channel, which can make general channels in other games look like works of Milton. I haven't found a corporation yet partly because of the sheer quantity of ...

Death... IN SPACE

Wednesday, August 20th, 2008

Coming out of dock from Perimeter station I hear sounds of a firefight. This isn't as uncommon as I would have expected in high-sec space, but it is still a little concerning when powerful ships decide to battle it out in front of a heavily populated space station. ...

What's in a name?

Tuesday, August 19th, 2008

Whilst helping to stab orcs in Hellfire Peninsula, Knifey bumped in to someone called Epicstupity. I didn't stop to ask if it was an intentionally ironic name, just in case it wasn't.

The Verve reformed

Tuesday, August 19th, 2008

The Verve are back. Again. This could be an exciting time, as I remember The Verve from all those years ago, before the jazz record label forced the band to change their name to avoid potential confusion, hence the definite article being added. I remember listening to ...

Cloaked and daggered

Monday, August 18th, 2008

Mission running for the Caldari Navy has my standing increasing steadily, and with it I am able to move up in quality of agents. From the negative quality level two agents I have proved myself capable or working for a level two agent of quality 16. This gives ...